Environmental efficiency combined with motoring passion The “RC...”, which its full name will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, is a concept car born from the passion and expertise of Peugeot’s stylists and engineers. This “GT” coupe is the missing link between the RC ♠ et ♦ concept cars revealed in 2002 and the 908 RC, one of the stars of the 2006 Paris Motor Show. It is a real laboratory of future ideas, bringing together numerous stylistic, engineering and technological ideas in a single vehicle. The “RC...” is an accessible and versatile car, with four doors, four seats and a highly innovative hybrid architecture. Its aim: a very high level of efficiency both in terms of performance (with its potential 230 kW/313 bhp) and minimal impact on the environment (CO2 emissions of 109 g/km in the combined cycle or ZERO in electric mode). It is an exciting, eco-efficient vehicle which has all the characteristics that together create a real passion for driving. A synthesis of ideas that demonstrate Peugeot, more than ever, is capable of combining respect for the environment with driving pleasure.[Peugeot]
Peugeot promises to reveal the full name of its "RC..." concept car at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, along with a few more details about the just-announced concept. So what do we know? It's designed to be a technical showcase, a hybrid with 313 HP (though it's unknown if that's combined IC and electric), and it looks vaguely like a Dodge Intrepid, sporting 4 doors and, according to the company, 4 seats. There even appears to be a Maxima-like longitudinal moonroof. And, in an ominous sign for the design, Peugeot actually refers to the car as the "missing link," albeit between its RC show cars of 2002 and the 908 RC from the 2006 Paris Motor Show. We'll have to wait and see what Peugeot has here, but right now it looks pretty much like a hybrid sedan. Full release after the jump.